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Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans to participate in Pro Bowl Skills Showcase

The second-time Pro Bowler is among 20 players, including 10 from the NFC, chosen to compete in five events.
Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13) stretches before a game against the Falcons in December in Tampa. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13) stretches before a game against the Falcons in December in Tampa. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
Published Jan. 23

Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans was among 20 players, including 10 from the NFC, chosen to participate in the Pro Bowl Skills Showcase, part of the buildup to the NFL’s annual all-star game this weekend in Orlando.

The skills competition is being filmed today and will be broadcast Thursday at 9 p.m. on ESPN. The Pro Bowl game will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Camping World Stadium.

Events include the 40-Yard Splash, Gridiron Gauntlet, Best Hands, Precision Passing and Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball.

Evans was named to NFC Pro Bowl squad as a replacement for injured Falcon Julio Jones. The second-time Pro Bowler is coming off a season in which he set a Bucs single-season record for receiving yards with 1,524. His 86 receptions included eight touchdowns.

Evans' average of 17.7 yards per catch is the third-highest single-season mark in NFL history for players with at least 85 receptions. He became the sixth receiver in NFL history to compile 6,000 career receiving yards (6,103) in his first five seasons.

Rosters for the Skills Showcase:

NFC

Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants

Mike Evans, WR, Bucs

Akiem Hicks, DE, Bears

Cameron Jordan, DE, Saints

Ryan Kerrigan, LB, Washington

George Kittle, TE, 49ers

Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings

Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Bears

Bobby Wagner, LB, Seahawks

Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks

Coaches: Emmitt Smith, Brian Urlacher

AFC

Jamal Adams, S, Jets

James Conner, RB, Steelers

Eric Ebron, TE, Colts

Myles Garrett, DE, Browns

Andrew Luck, QB, Colts

Von Miller, LB, Broncos

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers

Denzel Ward, CB, Browns

Deshaun Watson, QB, Texans

Kyle Williams, DT, Bills

Coaches: Jim Kelly, Demarcus Ware

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